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Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This International Standard provides organizations with high-level guidance about how to assess their capability to manage privacy-related processes.
In particular, it
— specifies steps in assessing processes to determine privacy capability
— specifies a set of levels for privacy capability assessment
— provides guidance on the key process areas against which privacy capability can be assessed
— provides guidance for those implementing process assessment, and — provides guidance on how to integrate the privacy capability assessment into organizations operations.